U.S. Military Suicide Rate: A Durkheimian, Rather Than Psychological, Perspective

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  1. kiyallsmith says:

    Ironically, ordering soldiers to not commit suicide suggests a high level of regulation, which can lead to suicides according to Durkheim. But it is difficult to imagine the military lessening regulations.


  2. wwwfindingmyselforg says:

    I agree that everyone plays a part in preventing suicides. One significant area that continues to be overlooked are the roles that our field grade officers (MAJ, LTC, COL) and senior NCOs play in building a healthy command climate in our brigade and lower level units.

    How our field grades treat their subordinates has much to do with the confidence that a Soldier has in seeking help.

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